On Thursday 15th Feb 2018, we shall celebrate the International Epilepsy day. Let's all feel welcome. This year's theme is Mortality in Epilepsy. We want to hear your experiences, as we endeavor to minimize Seizure related deaths.
The Month of January has a been a busy one for us here at KAWE. We started by launching the Komesha Kifafa School Awareness Programme, part two of last year’s Komesha Kifafa Caravan series. With association and permissions from the County Health and the Teachers Service Commission, we have been able to visit the nine [...]
As in all the world; Purple day was celebrated in Kenya on 26th March 2016, in association with Coast Epilepsy Organization(C.E.O) This event which took place at Mvita Primary School, Mombasa was graced by parents, students, teachers and community members. Members of the Education Assessment Resources Centers (EARC) and Radio Rahma were also in attendance. [...]
In order to reach the communities, KAWE has a workforce made up of volunteers who penetrate the communities to sensitize people about Epilepsy. In Nairobi, we have volunteers in the three locations where our clinics are located. Riruta, Huruma and Karen. We go to where the people are. We attend Chiefs’ Baraza’s, Community Day meetings, [...]
Epilepsy is present in every society around the world; yet, it still is one of the most stigmatized non-communicable disease. KAWE, in association with Lotto foundation and with the backing of Kwale, Mombasa and Kilifi County Governments carried out informal research in the Coast Region. We started by visiting the three regions and talking to [...]
Every year, on 26th March, Purple Day is celebrated worldwide. This is a special date for Epilepsy awareness. It began in Canada, the brain child of a young girl called Cassidy On this day, people everywhere are encouraged to wear purple. Purple or Lavender are the internationally recognized colors representing Epilepsy support. In her [...]
KAWE will be participating in the launch of the revised version of the National Guidelines for the Management of Epilepsy on the 8th of February from 7.30 – 11 am at Sarova Panafric. This is in association with the National Epilepsy Coordination Committee(NECC). The 8th of February is the International Epilepsy Day, the start [...]
There has been an increase in public education on epilepsy in Kenya with various new institutions joining KAWE in the fight against epilepsy…..indeed there is a notable positive change towards the person with epilepsy. KAWE has been in Kisumu in support of the growing ‘Star Hospital’ where we started a clinic to care for the [...]